I am sad and unhappy with Hess Road.  I took it going back from Skiing yesterday.  Its a complete waste of time driving that road from the North.  If you are coming from Colorado Springs, then I'd imagine it would be awesome.  If you drive from the north you won't waste your time taking Hess Road you will just take Ridgegate Parkway to Mainstreet to Chambers to Hess...its much shorter.  I'm very disappointed.  It's a shame that Stroh Road didn't work out as the connector road because that would have been way better from a practical standpoint.  It's probably good for Rueter Hess Reservoir in the long run and the folks that live in the center of Parker.  But what a waste of taxpayer money for Douglas County.